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GODOLOZI, Qaqawuli

Age 29

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A member of the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation (PEBCO) who was abducted with two other PEBCO members from the Port Elizabeth airport in a joint Eastern Cape and Vlakplaas operation on 8 May 1985. The PEBCO Three were severely assaulted, and then shot dead. Their bodies were doused with diesel fuel, set alight and burnt, and their remains were thrown into the Fish River. Five Eastern Cape Security Branch operatives, including the divisional commander, and four Vlakplaas operatives applied for amnesty. Two of the applications were granted and six were refused (AC/1999/0223 and AC/2001/064).

Monica Godolozi, Elizabeth Hashe and Lumali Galela are the widows of three leaders of the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation, the men known as the Pebco Three. During the early 1980s, Qaqawuli Godolozi, Sipho Hashe and Champion Galela became targets of the security forces and their families ...
Champion Galela, Sipho Hashe and Qaqawuli Godolozi were high profile Eastern Cape activists who disappeared in May 1985 and were never seen or heard from again. Today we know they were abducted from Port Elizabeth airport by Eastern Cape security branch supported by a contingent of policemen from ...
... Truth Commission in April this year three widows testified about the disappearance of their husbands, known as the Pebco three. The men, Qaqawuli Godolozi, Sipho Hashe and Champion Galela were UDF activists who led the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation. They were abducted on the 8th of ...
There are remarkable similarities between the cases of Mtimkulu, and that of the Pebco Three. Sipho Hashe, Qaqawuli Godolozi and Champion Galela, activists and members of the Port Elizabeth Black Civics Organisation were lured to the HF Verwoerd Airport on a night in May 1985 by a phone call from ...
‘Vlakplaas assassin Joe Mamasela on the torture of Sipho Hashe, Qaqawuli Godolozi and Champion Galela in 1985.’ // They were tortured severely, they were savaged; they were brutalised. Niewoudt beat them up with an iron pipe into their heads, so severely that … They were kicked, they were ...
... where security policemen got rid of the burnt plastic wrapped remains of Siphiwo Mtimkulu, Topsy Madaka, Sipho Hashe, Champion Galela and Qaqawuli Godolozi. On Wednesday this week, a crisp sunny Karoo day, the families of the murdered men arrived at the Fish River to enact a ritual of a ...
the latest in the drama surrounding Truth Commissioner Dumisa Ntsebeza. We begin in Port Elizabeth. For 11 years the widows of Sipho Hashe, Qaqawuli Godolozi and Champion Galela, known as the Pebco Three, searched for some grain of truth about the disappearance of their husbands in 1985. In May ...
The people who had to be killed were three United Democratic Front activists: Qaqawuli Godolozi, Sipho Hashe and Champion Galela. They led the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation the so-called Pebco Three. In March 1985 they had organised the three day stay away in the Eastern Cape. Their ...
security policemen Gideon Niewoudt and Vlakplaas askari Joe Mamasela speak of their roles in the deaths of Sipho Hashe, Champion Galela and Qaqawuli Godolozi. // Niewoudt is a convicted killer. He’s also one of the five security policemen who are asking for amnesty for the killing of the three ...
... We begin in Port Elizabeth. In May 1985, three leaders of the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organisation Sipho Hashe, Champion Galela and Qaqawuli Godolozi were abducted from Port Elizabeth Airport. They were taken to Post Chalmers, a disused police station in Cradock and eliminated. Five ...
Qaqawuli Godolozi. Murdered May 1985’ // Sipho Hashe. Murdered May 1985 // Champion Galela. Murdered May 1985.’
In April last year the widows of these three men asked the Human Rights Violations Committee to find out what had happened to their husbands since their disappearance in 1985. This week they got some answers. Former Eastern Cape Security Policemen Harold Snyman, Hermanus du Plessis, Johan van Zyl, ...
This policeman will tell in chilling detail how he helped murder the husbands of three of the widows who gave evidence this week. They said they would only be able to make peace with their loss once they knew how their husbands had died and who had killed them. Let’s listen to their stories.
Fourteen years ago three Eastern Cape activists known as the Pebco three were killed at a deserted former police station near Cradock. It is one of the most gruesome we have heard in two years of amnesty applications. This week, Joe Mamasela, self confessed multiple murderer and ex askari from ...
There were high expectations that the disappearance of the three Port Elizabeth activists known as the Pebco three would finally be resolved this week. It did not happen. Col Roelf Venter, a former Vlakplaas officer only admitted to being part of the abduction of the men.
 
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